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 About the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South



The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the rich culture and history of the Central Gulf South. The Center is a platform for interdisciplinary work on this region’s unique history, identity, and culture. With a focus on the Central Gulf Coast and areas of the Caribbean and Latin America that have impacted the culture of the Gulf Coast, the Center will raise awareness of the traditions and heritage of this region. The mission rests on three pillars: research, teaching, and community engagement. Through partnerships with community, national, and international institutions, the Center integrates research and curriculum on the Gulf South into broader programming such that the region’s culture will remain vibrant for future generations.

The Center funds research and curriculum development on a variety of subjects including music, culture, arts, architecture, the environment, and humanities; sponsor relevant conferences and related publications; and engage the community at-large in a common educational enterprise. The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South is pleased to pursue its mission with enhanced resources. These include the new Monroe Faculty Fellowships, which are grants to expand faculty research opportunities and develop strong links between Faculty Fellows and the Center. Additionally, a three-year, million dollar grant from Music Rising to use Tulane’s intellectual and archival resources to preserve and perpetuate the musical culture of our region is a harbinger of the kind of new funding the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South will aggressively pursue.

 

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University is directed by Dr. Joel Dinerstein, professor of English, who is assisted by Dr. Rosalind Hinton, Senior Program Manager of Music Rising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tulane University, New Orleans Gulf South Center, 112 Newcomb Hall New Orleans LA 70118 504-314-2883 jdinerst@tulane.edu